I'm a bit tired of the word/meme "DarkPAN".

Can we not somehow get a better acronym which makes it into "BedPAN"?

Below Event-horizon Distributions?

I'm just saying.

Nobody says perl looks like line-noise any more
kids today don't know what line-noise IS ...

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Re: A better term than "DarkPAN"?
by moritz (Cardinal) on Jul 21, 2009 at 06:22 UTC
    I like "DarkPAN", it's a bit like dark matter in astronomy/cosmology: We don't know exactly how much there is out there, how it looks and if our explanations for it actually match reality.

    Of course we might have to look for a better name once the scientist provide some solid information about dark matter.

      And if there isn't enough DarkPAN, then the Perl universe doesn't have enough mass to keep itself from flying apart.

      - tye        

      Like you, I quite like DarkPAN but, unlike dark matter, wonder how it's existence can be inferred from external phenomena ?


      Of course !!! Now why didn't I think of it earlier ?

      We can infer it from implications contained in not infrequent postings on this and other, perl sites...

      A user level that continues to overstate my experience :-))
Re: A better term than "DarkPAN"?
by fullermd (Priest) on Jul 21, 2009 at 06:10 UTC

    Perhaps a "Secretly And Uneventfully Curing Emergencies"PAN? Or maybe a trip to "Temporarily And Interminably"PAN. And there's always the "Internal Neutralization of Struggles"PAN.

    Or even a "Personal Ailment Neutralization"PAN.

    You ASCII'd for it...

Re: A better term than "DarkPAN"?
by Bloodnok (Vicar) on Jul 21, 2009 at 09:39 UTC
    ... or maybe:

    Distributed Extrapolated Existentially Probablistic PAN

    or even: Compendious Highly Inferrable Programming PAN

    A user level that continues to overstate my experience :-))
      Oooh, ooh, DustPAN NdaPAN
Re: A better term than "DarkPAN"?
by QM (Parson) on Jul 21, 2009 at 20:31 UTC
    NSFCPAN: Not Safe For CPAN

    ShadowPAN: The shadow cast by CPAN

    DPAN: DarkPAN without the connotation, and lexicographically sequential to CPAN

    DeadPAN: How to write jokes about DarkPAN

    BEDPAN: Before External Distribution for CPAN

    HardPAN: Hackers And Recalcitrant Developers PAN

    CAKEPAN: Comprehensive Authoritative Katalog Extension PAN

    MarziPAN: MARtian Zone Interplanetary PAN

    PizzaPAN: What's left over after a Perl Monger's meeting at my house.

    OranguPAN: The crumbs left over after eating Cheetos while browsing CPAN.

    PANPAN: 1000 Chimpanzees trying to duplicate CPAN on IBM PC Jrs. with the chicklet keyboards.

    PeterPAN: Pre-Entry Testing and Error Review PAN

    NappyPAN: Dirty Diaper area before release into CPAN

    PANToMime: Not quite serious enough for CPAN release

    OILPAN: Objects Ingesting Lubrication before release to CPAN

    Now stop asking silly questions, and get back to work!

    Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of

Re: A better term than "DarkPAN"?
by webfiend (Vicar) on Jul 21, 2009 at 21:11 UTC

    Combining the fact that the existence of this code is only mentioned when changing its dependencies could get somebody in trouble, the distinct possibility that actually sharing some of this code with the public could get somebody in trouble, and the fact that I just don't take it very seriously, the following occurs to me:

    Limitation Of Liability Perl Archive Network

    Meh. I'll probably just keep calling it "annoying code that causes me to hate some person I never even met that worked here ten years ago." It might be more wordy, but it's also more accurate.

    Edit: Also, I'd hate to steal a beautiful potential resource from the LOLCODE community.

Re: A better term than "DarkPAN"?
by Anonymous Monk on Jul 21, 2009 at 07:09 UTC
    AetherPAN EctoPAN GhostPAN UfoPAN FirePAN QuePAN